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Old 08-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
 
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Page 150 of the August issue of Allure is an article called the Hair Troubleshooting Guide. Theire advice for fighting frizz? Silicone, silicone, and more silicone. A quote:

"There's a reason every frizz-busting product contains silicone: it acts as a lightweight glue to lock down the scales of the cuticle as much as possible and refuse entry to those pesky water molecules in the air."

So not only are they advocating products that will give you serious build-up and leave you stuck in the SLS-frying cycle, but they're telling you that to fight frizz, you want to *avoid* moisture near your hair. Talk about backwards.
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How crazy... Now more curlies need to be re-educated on hair care!
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i subscribe to allure..
i love that magazine!!

however,when they have hairarticles for different hairtypes-i read it.
just to know what NOT to do!!
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i subscribe to allure..
i love that magazine!!

however,when they have hairarticles for different hairtypes-i read it.
just to know what NOT to do!!
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i subscribe to allure..
i love that magazine!!

however,when they have hairarticles for different hairtypes-i read it.
just to know what NOT to do!!
Oh, I love Allure too. I won't stop reading it or anything, but that advice really does kinda suck.
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someone, should write in and correct them on their advice, signed curlmunity of naturally curly
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I really don't like any of the articles in Allure anymore, that and Cosmo

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It seems like a lot of what they write in Allure is based on knowledge of styling models for shoots and shows rather than practical daily maintenance. So for making it look good that day, of course their recommendations are going to be heavy product. I actually have come across some good advice for wavies in the "Hair Guy" column, but it's the feature articles that don't know what they're talking about.
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I saw some really horrible advice in the local newspaper where I live. They said it was from a book but I forget the name. It said that shampoos aren't really special just use dish soap to wash your hair. Next it said that you don't even need conditioner just brush your hair. It was a bunch of horrible advice but that's all I remember.
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It's not just allure that is the problem. Just about all of these magazines that give out hair advice really don't know what they are talking about- especially when it comes to wavy and curly hair. I don't take the advice that seriously. If I need advice, I'll come here instead!
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It seems like a lot of what they write in Allure is based on knowledge of styling models for shoots and shows rather than practical daily maintenance. So for making it look good that day, of course their recommendations are going to be heavy product.
That is a really good point--very true. It's lame, though, that they can't come up with decent advice for curlyheads. It's industry/ad driven, though, so of course they're going to continue to recommend products that are crap nine times out of ten. WE know how hard it is to find decent products.
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I saw some really horrible advice in the local newspaper where I live. They said it was from a book but I forget the name. It said that shampoos aren't really special just use dish soap to wash your hair. Next it said that you don't even need conditioner just brush your hair. It was a bunch of horrible advice but that's all I remember.
OMG. I wouldn't even dare try that!
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I saw some really horrible advice in the local newspaper where I live. They said it was from a book but I forget the name. It said that shampoos aren't really special just use dish soap to wash your hair. :shock: Next it said that you don't even need conditioner just brush your hair. :shock: It was a bunch of horrible advice but that's all I remember.
:shock: OMG. I wouldn't even dare try that!
OH MY GA, my hair would look like a clown's wig if i did that!!!!!!!!
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I seen one article a while back forget where, but I read it because it was for curlies. And it actually instructed you to straighten with a blowdryer and brush and then use a curling iron to get perfect curls.

I get so sick of articles like these. Until I found this place every curly hair article I ever found was how to straighten while their giving straight hair people advice on curling their hair, it's soo annoying.
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I seen one article a while back forget where, but I read it because it was for curlies. And it actually instructed you to straighten with a blowdryer and brush and then use a curling iron to get perfect curls.

I get so sick of articles like these. Until I found this place every curly hair article I ever found was how to straighten while their giving straight hair people advice on curling their hair, it's soo annoying.

I totally agree. It is sooo hypocritical!
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